Suitcase Diaries

I’ve been hitting it hard this week and going in a million different directions. More than a few days I’ve been at the computer by 7 am. Which usually makes me giggly and overtired by 8 pm. I think it’s mental exhaustion more than anything else. Who’s right along with me? Probably all of us.

We’re moving back to Italy in January (which has been the plan all along), but all of a sudden time feels short.

One of the things I need to take care of before I go, is purchase a new suitcase. My carry-on is solid, but I need a checked bag. I rarely check one except on the big moves back and forth from Italy and the States. I want something good looking and lightweight. I am thinking about this Hartmann piece, for these reasons. BUT, I don’t like that it’s basically a shell with no compartments, etc. And while I love the Away line, their bags are just too heavy to suit my needs.

But, can you help? Bueller? Can you do me a favor and hit reply with any and all recommendations? I really appreciate it.


I’ve gathered the latest musing from around the web for your weekend reading. 

If you’re scheduling a ton of appointments, this app has been super helpful for me. It eliminates the back and forth and makes it incredibly seamless on both ends.

Have you guys heard of this flight sharing app? It’s like Uber or Bla Bla Car. The owner is making a flight in their plane and wants to share costs in exchange for a ride. I’m thinking this would be super handy in Europe if you have to get to some out of the way places. I’m going to check it next time I’m flying to see if it makes sense.

I’ve read Dr. Brian Weiss’s books. All of them and I’ve been a fan for a long time. This interview between him and Oprah about past lives and angels is interesting. No matter what you believe, or not. It’s worth the 4 minutes and 40 seconds.

If you’re like me, you’ve likely wondered what the cost of living in terms of real estate is around the country. This article breaks down the salary you likely need to purchase a home. As we all know, San Francisco is downright ridiculous.

Ciao for Now!